We had a great time in Crosbyton at Kows, Kids, and More on Friday! We were joined by other agencies like Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Plains Cotton Growers. We taught approximately 300 fourth and fifth graders from Crosby County about water conservation in and around the home. Students had to guess how much water our everyday activities like showering and brushing our teeth used. They were amazed at the amount of water you can save by turning off the water while you brush your teeth!
At the Texas Farm Bureau booth, students made “living necklaces” that consisted of a pinto bean and wet cotton ball in a small plastic bag. The cotton ball had to remain moistened so a small sprout would appear a few days later. At the Texas Parks and Wildlife trailer, the students got to see firsthand some of the animals that had been illegally poached in the surrounding counties. The game wardens explained to the students how hunting seasons worked and why they were important to follow.
Overall, we had a great time hanging out with kids that were eager to learn! One of the students from Ralls even nicknamed Adeline “Water Woman,” after she explained that she loved water and wanted to conserve it. We are thankful for the Crosby County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agency for inviting us and helping us to spread the word of water conservation!